I found some large colorful jingle bells on sale at Joann’s Fabrics last week and all I could think about was doing something crafty with them. I thought about making something cheery so I came up with a DIY version of sleigh bells – here they are!
To recreate this simple craft, here’s what you need!
1 ½” D Ring hook from hardware store, leather or vinyl (I used white vinyl); large jingle bells, stapler, ribbon, scissors, embellishment for top, hole punch (optional).
Cut a piece of leather (or vinyl) so that it’s long enough to wrap around the D ring and support your bells.
Notch your fabric with scissors to make room for it to wrap around the D ring.
Wrap it around the ring and secure with staples. Yep, it’s not pretty but you’ll cover that with your little embellishments and ribbon. An alternative is to use hot glue, that avoids the stapling if you want to leave your sleigh bells plain in front
Make a small hole for each bell’s string and slide it through the front.
Secure with a knot in the back and trim excess.
Punch two small holes in between your staples and secure embellishments with ribbon. Easy peasy and you’re done in 15 minutes!
These would be really cute in smaller scale as a gift wrap embellishment but I do love how the larger bells make charming Christmas decor for any door inside or out. I hung this version on my dining room hutch. Or hang them on your front door so the jingle bells ring when guests arrive!
And speaking of Christmas crafting and decorating … don’t forget the Holiday Home parties start next week!
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